Thanks Herb!Good job, Gale, those are becoming pretty popular these days. Have to say that it is a simple solution to a router lift. Keep us up to date on how you like it.
What did you make the plate out of? and did you use the 1/2" 13tpi threaded rod?
Thanks Bryan!Very nice work Gale. I like the crank, how well does it work?
The 3/8's drive speed wrench works really good, better than a ratchet for me. It hardly got used for anything else lately, so now has a new home. When I first assembled it, it was very stiff to move up & down. One reason being the largest hole I was able to drill in the plate for the socket to fit the filed nut on the rod was 3/4". And with the filed nut (1/2") not being perfectly centered the socket would rub significantly. Reamed that on out to about 13/16's and that made a vast improvement. I also coated the rod with a spray can of lithium grease, that was a significant improvement also. It now goes up & down much easier. I have the rail adjustment set pretty tight and had pre-coated all those surfaces with Johnson Paste Wax. It's a bit of an effort to move it, more than I imagined but moves with no binding or hanging up. I've never had access to a lift before so expectations are minimal. I'm sure I'll be tweeking it as I run projects thru it. I'll have more to report in a couple weeks.
Thanks!Looks like a very nice setup Gale. I have a similar saw and there's a lot of space to the right of the table for a project like yours. I was wondering if the router table is just held by the rails of the saw, or if you had to add something for support.